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A Garter Snake out in the open is out of luck. The Barred Owl in this shot had been facing us but decided to turn around before consuming the snake…a last look our way…Bon Apetit

Ahmerst Island on Lake Ontario Ontario Canada
Canon 30D and 400 F5.6

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  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 3 years ago

    Outstanding!

  • Thanks Michael

    – Gary Fairhead

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 3 years ago

    Looks like a Barred Owl from around where I live. Smoky Mountains. What kind of snake?

  • This Barred Owl was photographed on Ahmerst Island Lake Ontario Canada and the snake is a Garter Snake

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

    8 December 2010 … one image per day

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Great catch!!..Gary and Owl…!!! :)

  • Thanks Meg :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    And one withering look in your direction. Beware or I’ll slap you silly with my snake…. Outstanding shot!

  • :-) I thought for sure it was going to consume the snake while facing us. It had it for some time and I am guessing the snake was not quite dead yet ( I have another shot facing me where/when the snake’s tongue is stll flicking the air for scents). It was pretty warm for the end of October but I was still surprised that Garter Snakes were still around…Lake Ontario keeps the surrounding land quite a bit warmer than where I live which is a 3 hour drive east of the island.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

    OH!!! Amazing! Gary, again, your work is just top-notch!!!

  • Thanks very much Jessica :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture; compelling image

  • Thanks Daniel :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 3 years ago

    What an AWESOME capture…simply amazing

  • Many many thanks Hiroko :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 3 years ago

    Wow…

  • Thanks so much :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture of such a cranky face

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